ARTIST PROFILE

Jiří Žák

  • Czech Republic (b. 1989 in Zlín)
  • Currently in Prague.
  • Jiří Žák utilises a video essayistic approach to his films, reflecting ideas, politics, and history. He tries to add a narrative to complex issues via their internalization and change of perspective.

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Mother City (english subtitles)

  • 2015
  • Video Projection
  • 21 min, 0 sec

  • Mother city deals with the colonization of Brazilian territory by Baťa Company. The video-essay serves as an alternative commentary to museum exhibits. It becomes a metaphorical criticism of modernism.

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    Mother City and others | 2015

This series of works deals with particular historical connections of colonization of Brazilian territory by Baťa Company. Besides the colonial and post-colonial aspect it shows also the problematics of labour, utopia and construction of hegemonic historical narrative via institution of museum.